Quieting Critics: MSU looks to shock the world…again

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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.During many of the drills, they were reminded where the media picked Mississippi State to finish: last in the West.“I heard it about 10 times (Monday) at practice,” senior Ryan Brown said. “It’s going to help us. It’s going to motivate us each and every day to just have that hunger. That’s what it’s all about, that hunger.”Mississippi State debuted the College Football Rankings at No. 1 last year. Returning quarterback Dak Prescott finished eighth in the Heisman Trophy voting. Dan Mullen won the Maxwell National Coach of the Year award.Yet, the media selected Mississippi State to finish seventh in the West and 13th in the Southeastern Conference.“Honestly, be picked first or last. If you’re picked first, you get real motivation to stay there,” Mullen said. “If you’re picked last, you’ve got motivation to prove everybody wrong. If you’re picked fourth, you’re kind of like, well they didn’t pick us last.”Mississippi State opened spring practice in March quieter than it had in 2014. Last year, the Bulldogs knew the nation doubted them. The chips on their collective shoulders were obvious in practice.Last March, MSU masked its confidence. A 10-3 season spoke for itself, until national pundits began questioning it during the summer and SEC Media Days.Prescott tweeted “Preseason Rankings & Predictions #LOL”He wasn’t the only player to publicly disagree with the predictions.“I like it. I tweeted it, I like being last,” senior safety Kendrick Market said. “I ain’t nothing but 5-9. Everybody said that I couldn’t play in the SEC. We’re going to prove them wrong again.”Market is a perfect example of why prognosticators overlook Mississippi State. The senior will start at safety after every school but MSU thought he couldn’t play in the SEC.Mississippi State comprises its roster with Kendrick Markets. Benardrick McKinney, who the Houston Texas selected in the second round of last year’s NFL draft, had one SEC offer: Mississippi State.“I guarantee you history of the program over the last hundred-some years has to do with where we get picked,” Mullen said.Mississippi State thrived last year as the underdog. As the hunter, MSU upset LSU on the road and beat Texas A&M and Auburn at home. Having the target on their back wasn’t as easy. The Bulldogs endured losses to Alabama and Ole Miss as well as a late-score win against Arkansas.“It’s harder to stay at No. 1 than it is to get to No. 1,” Prescott said. “As you’re going through the season you’ve got to give more intensity.”Someone had to be picked last in the West – a division where all seven coaches make more than $4 million. Mississippi State drew the short straw because of its history and losing 15 starters.“I don’t think there’s any team in the West that doesn’t think they can win it. I know every school in the country right now has the coach talk, ‘Hey we feel great. We’re going to find a way to win,’” Mullen said. “I bet if you took a poll in the Big Ten of people, do they think anyone could win the championship in that league? Probably, they’re not going to say that.“When you look at the SEC West, you probably can make an argument of how every team could win.”Mississippi State was picked fifth in the West last year. Mullen and his players thought they were picked to finish last.They used that en-route to a No. 1 ranking, the program’s first 10-win regular season and a trip to the Orange Bowl.This year they won’t have to misremember the polls. And it’s exactly where they want to be.“That’s people. They can judge what they see. But it’s all about the stuff that you can’t see,” Brown said. “That’s what we go by and that’s what we’ll continue to go by.”Contact Michael Bonner at mbonner@gannett.com. Follow @MikeBBonner on Twitter. Mississippi State wide receiver Fred Ross (8) and former Bulldog Josh Robinson celebrate last year on the road in Alabama.Mississippi State wide receiver Fred Ross (8) and former Bulldog Josh Robinson celebrate last year on the road in Alabama.STARKVILLE – The temperature hovered around 95 degrees when Mississippi State opened practice on Monday. The field turf pushed the heat index beyond triple-digits. The start of the regular season waited more than a month away, but the Bulldogs had motivation to push through the heat.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more

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Transfer gossip: Speculation over Green, Pato and Remy

first_imgA round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving the area’s clubs…Bournemouth have again been linked with QPR goalkeeper Rob Green, this time by the Evening Standard.West London Sport recently revealed that Rangers are looking to offload Green, 35, largely because of a clause in his contract that means he will land a new deal if he makes 30 appearances this season. He has so far made 25.AdChoices广告The Daily Mail later suggested that Bournemouth were interested, while today’s Standard reports that the Cherries are considering signing him during this month’s transfer window.Green joined Rangers from West Ham in 2012Several of today’s newspapers suggest Alexandre Pato is edging towards a move to Chelsea.The former AC Milan forward, 26, has been desperate to secure a transfer to England for some time – he was previously offered to QPR – and is again being touted for a move to the Premier League from Corinthians.The Daily Telegraph reports that he is valued at around £10m and that Chelsea could push for an initial loan deal with a view to a permanent move in the summer if he impresses.The Daily Star, on the other hand, say Pato would cost £12m and claim Blues boss Guus Hiddink has been told the club must sell Loic Remy before he can bring in another striker.Remy has struggled to establish himself in Chelsea’s first teamMeanwhile, The Sun claim Real Madrid will look to sign Eden Hazard from Chelsea before a transfer ban is enforced.The Independent, however, say the ban means that Hazard will be staying at Stamford Bridge.And the Daily Mirror say Leicester have joined Chelsea and a number of other clubs in an apparent race to sign West Brom striker Saido Berahino. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Player looking for Burnley exit in summer – Wants ‘new challenge’…

first_imgAfter returning from an injury, the midfielder made nine appearances across all competitions before suffering another injury setback, which is why he has not made an appearance for Sean Dyche’s side since January.With a year left on his contract at Turf Moor, the 31-year-old is looking to leave the club in the summer transfer window, if reports are to be believed.DH in Belgium claim the former Porto man wants a ‘new challenge’ next season and for that, he is targeting an ‘exotic country’ so that he can get one final big contract in his playing career.Embed from Getty ImagesQatar, Saudi Arabi, the United Arab Emirates, China and even Turkey have been touted as options for the Clarets midfielder.Despite the injury woes since 2018, Defour is of the belief that he can still operate at a top level and since he is in the lookout for a big contract, a return to Belgium is ruled out for now.Having came up through the ranks of Mechelen’s youth system, he wants to finish his career with the same club, but only after joining a club where he can earn more money.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameChallenge Your Brain With This Must-Play Strategy Game. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comFind out where single guys are hanging out in Tung ChungDating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoMisterStocksThese Hilarious Photos Were Captured On The SubwayMisterStocksUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndo Last September, Burnley took up the option to extend Steven Defour’s contract by a further 12 months and his current deal will now run out in 2020.last_img read more

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UFC 251 weigh in results, complete fight card, UFC Fight Island schedule details

first_imgAlthough there was massive doubt regarding Jorge Masvidal’s weight before stepping into Fight Island week, UFC 251 weigh in results have seen ‘Gamebred’ successfully touch 170 lbs. Meanwhile, Kamaru Usman has also made his weight and the welterweight champion will now look forward to defending his title against Masvidal. Although the highly anticipated event is going to be hosted without fans, MMA fans have their eyes on UFC 251 ‘Usman vs Masvidal’.Other than the Usman vs Masvidal weigh in, UFC 251 weigh in results have witnessed all the fighters make their weights successfully. Dana White & co have officially released the UFC 251 weigh in results and UFC 251 is set to be staged on July 12 (IST). Here’s a look at UFC 251 schedule and UFC 251 fight card.Also Read | UFC 251 weigh in results: Will Jorge Masvidal Defend His BMF Title Vs Kamaru Usman At UFC 251?UFC 251 weigh in results: UFC 251 schedule and UFC 251 fight cardUFC 251 fight card (Main event) UFC 251 fight card (Prelims) Last Updated: 10th July, 2020 14:45 IST UFC 251 Weigh In Results, Complete Fight Card, UFC Fight Island Schedule Details UFC 251 weigh in results: Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman have successfully made their weights along with other fighters from the fight card. Also Read | UFC 251 weigh in results: How To Watch UFC 251 Episode 2: UFC 251 Embedded 2 Details And PreviewAlso Read | Why Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Father Made Him Wrestle Bears In His ChildhoodImage courtesy: UFC.com Raj Sarkar Volkan Oezdemir vs. Jiri Prochazka Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Muslim Salikhov Makwan Amirkhani vs. Danny Henry Leonardo Santos vs. Roman Bogatov COMMENT Written By FOLLOW US Marcin Tybura vs. Maxim Grishin Raulian Paiva vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov Karol Rosa vs. Vanessa Melo Davey Grant vs. Martin Day LIVE TV First Published: 10th July, 2020 14:45 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE Welterweight  belt: Kamaru Usman (C) vs. Jorge Masvidal Featherweight belt: Alexander Volkanovski (C) vs. Max Holloway Bantamweight belt: Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo Jessica Andrade vs. Rose Namajunas Amanda Ribas vs. Paige VanZant UFC 251 fight card (Early Prelims) Dana White’s ambitious UFC Fight Island project is finally on the verge of becoming a reality this weekend with the realisation of UFC 251 ‘Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal’ at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Meanwhile, Dana White has produced a stacked card for UFC 251 with three title fights in the event. According to reports, all the fighters have successfully made it to UFC fight Island and the UFC 251 weigh-ins have also been hosted. Here’s a look at the UFC 251 weigh in results and ‘Usman vs Masvidal weigh in’.Also Read | UFC 251 weigh in results: How To Watch UFC 251 In South Africa? UFC Fight Date, Time And Live Streaming Details‘Usman vs Masvidal weigh in’: UFC 251 weigh in resultslast_img read more

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From ‘Rocketman’ to an X-Man? “I’d love to be a part of it,” Taron Egerton says of the MCU amid Wolverine rumors

first_imgABC/Ida Mae Astute(LOS ANGELES) — Hugh Jackman’s made it clear he’s hung up his Wolverine claws for good following the Oscar-nominated 2017 film Logan, but fans are now pushing for Jackman’s pal — and former Eddie the Eagle co-star Taron Egerton — to take over the role.Even Kingsman comic creator Mark Millar has said it’s going to happen.For the record, the Rocketman star is all in — if it’s a possibility.“I love Marvel and I love the movies and I’d love the excuse to get in shape,” the actor told Variety. “I’d love to be a part of it. But, he allowed, “Whether [Wolverine] is realistic or not, I don’t know.”During Marvel Studios’ recent panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego, company president Kevin Feige confirmed that “mutants” would be coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, now that Marvel’s parent company Disney has completed its acquisition of 20th Century Fox, the former owner of the X-Men property.However, it’s unknown how soon the X-Men would be rebooted, particularly after the poor performance of Fox’s final X-Men movie, Dark Phoenix. Still, Egerton was spotted in San Diego on the same weekend that Feige and company were in town. Coincidence?  As the late Marvel mastermind Stan Lee would say, “Stay tuned, True Believers.”Disney is the parent company of ABC News.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Scoreboard Roundup — 1/12/17

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners: NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONDenver 140, Indiana 112New Orleans 104, Brooklyn 95NY Knicks 104, Chicago 89San Antonio 134, LA Lakers 94Dallas 113, Phoenix 108Golden State 127, Detroit 107NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEPhiladelphia 5, Vancouver 4 (SO)Tampa Bay 4, Buffalo 2Ottawa 4, Pittsburgh 1Nashville 2, Boston 1Minnesota 7, Montreal 1Dallas 5, Detroit 2Anaheim 4, Colorado 1Edmonton 3, New Jersey 2 (OT)LA Kings  5, St. Louis 1TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL(4) UCLA 104, Colorado 89(5) Gonzaga 93, Loyola Marymount 55(16) Arizona 91, Arizona St. 75Iowa 83, (17) Purdue 78(18) Wisconsin 89, Ohio St. 66(20) Notre Dame 67, Miami 62(21) Saint Mary’s (Cal) 74, Portland 33(22) Cincinnati 66, SMU 64Utah 86, (25) Southern Cal 64Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

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Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The how many places you have lived question

first_imgHow many places have you lived (not counting college)? I’ve lived in Wellington/Sumner County my whole life. I’ve lived in Kansas my whole life. I’ve lived in two states. I’ve lived in three or more states View Results Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.  Loading …center_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -6 Vote up Vote down blythe · 57 weeks ago i think you should exclude military service, too… unless it was a long hitch. living on post/base for a few months of intensive training doesn’t allow for much cultural osmosis. Report Reply 0 replies · active 57 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Overtaxed · 56 weeks ago I was born in Oklahoma and moved to Ks as a small child; thereby raising the IQ of both states simultaneously . Report Reply 0 replies · active 56 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Birdfan · 56 weeks ago Now the follow up how many of the 57 states have you visited? If Report Reply 0 replies · active 56 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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Sumner County Sheriff weekly jail bookings: September 16 to September 23

first_imgLukken, Rhonda Marie50Wichita, KansasSedgwick County JailProbation Violation x39/16/19 Weekly Bookings09/16/2019 thru 09/23/2019 Payne, Shay James36Topeka, Kansas501 N. Washington, Wellington, KSProbation Violation (Arrest & Detain)9/18/19 Stevens, John Lincoln40Wichita, Kansas524 w. 4th Ave., Belle Plaine, KSDriving while license cancelled, suspended, revoked9/16/19 Williams, Brent James22Wellington KS610 E Hillside Wellington KSServing Sentence (48 Hours)9/20/19 Crawford, Robert Wayne27Great Bend KS610 E Hillside Wellington, KSServing Sentence ( 5 Days )9/20/19 Cardenas, Jeramiah Fabian23Pretty PrairieSedgwick County JailFailure to appear:9/20/19 Patton, Damien Anthony29Oklahoma City OK610 E Hillside Wellington, KsServing Sentence (48 Hours)9/20/19 Rodriguez, Antonio Reza21Wichita KS501 N Washington St Wellington KSDriving while license cancelled, suspended, revoked; Vehicle liability insurance required;9/20/19 Bryant, Selena34Wichita, Kansas777 Kansas Star Dr., Mulvane, KSDriving under influence of alcohol or drugs9/16/19 Cole, Stephen Andrew40Wichita KS900 N U 81 HWY KSDriving under influence of alcohol or drugs/Battery on LEO; Physical contact with county or city officer on duty/Interference with LEO; unknown circumstance:9/20/19 French, Marieo Deon39Wellington KS501 N Washington Wellington KSContempt of Court; Indirect9/20/19 McClure, Joshua Quincy43Wellington, Kansas501 N. Washington, Wellington, KSProbation Violation9/17/19 Kipp, Philip Henry65Halletsville, Texas777 Kansas Star Dr., Mulvane, KSDomestic Battery9/17/19 Corley, Kelsey Taylor22Wichita, KansasNB I35 MP 19, Wellington, KSFailure to Appear9/19/19 Cornelius, Fredrick50Cedar Hill TX400 W. Main, Oxford, KSDriving while license cancelled, suspended, revoked9/23/19 Acquaviva, Karen Nicole35Wichita KS610 E Hillside Wellington, KSServing Sentence (3 Days)9/22/19 Ray, Meloni Elizabeth42Belle Plaine, Kansas501 N. Washington, Wellington, KSProbation Violation (Arrest & Detain)9/18/19 Davis, Jo Ann53Wichita KS610 E Hillside Wellington, KSServing Sentence (2 Days)9/20/19 Goodwin, Mark William47Omaha, Nebraska500 E. Main St., Oxford, KSPossession of Marijuana / Possession of Paraphernalia9/18/19 Cline, Tyler Addison26Wichita, KansasSedgwick County JailProbation Violation9/16/19 Ingram, Brooklyn Renee19Wichita, KansasSedgwick County JailFailure to Appear9/17/19 Henderson, Abby Renee35Wellington, Kansas610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSProbation Violation9/19/19 Rowe, Nathan Samuel27Wellington KS501 N Washington Wellington KSProbation Violation: (Arrest and Detain) X29/20/19 Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for Sept. 16 to Sept. 23, 2019 weekly jail bookings are as follows Rankin, Rebecca Anne27Wichita, KansasSedgwick County JailProbation Violation / Failure to Appear9/18/19 Pracht, Dustin James24Wichita KS900 Blk N. Woodlawn Ave., Wellington, KSFailure to appear9/20/19 Walker, Hunter Allan20Great Bend, Kansas700 Block US 81, Wellington, KSDriving under influence of alcohol or drugs / Traffic contraband in correctional care facility9/17/19 Phillips, Timothy Montrel41Wichita, Kansas610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSFailure to Appear9/16/19 Cliffman, Michael Lynn47Wellington KS501 N Washington Wellington KSContempt of Court; Direct:9/20/19 Frecka, James Joseph55Peck, Kansas610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSProbation Violation (2 Day Quick Dip)9/16/19 Burris, Mark Allen49Wichita, KansasI35 S MP 16, Wellington, KSDriving while license cancelled, suspended, revoked ; No vehicle insurance, No vehicle registration9/16/19 NAMEAgeHOMETOWNLOCATION OF ARRESTCHARGESDATE OF ARREST Randall, Brandon Ray31Belle Plaine, KansasSedgwick County JailCriminal deprivation of property / Theft9/17/19 Taylor, Devin Terrell21Wellington KS710 N Poplar St Wellington, KSCriminal damage to property;9/22/19 Freel, William Dennis31Wellington, Kansas1209 S. C St., Wellington, KSDriving while license cancelled, suspended, revoked / Traffic; Failure to comply with citation9/19/19 Duncan, Eric Gordon35Mulvane, KansasMulvane Municipal CourtProbation Violation9/17/19last_img read more

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Rapper Meek Mill honored for criminal justice reform work

first_imgPHILADELPHIA | Rapper Meek Mill is being honored in his hometown of Philadelphia for his work as a criminal justice reform advocate and as a musician.FILE–This file photo from Sept. 6, 2018 shows rapper Meek Mill as he walks the sidelines before an NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Atlanta Falcons, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez, File)The Philadelphia City Council announced Thursday that “Meek Mill Weekend” will commence Friday.In January, Mill joined Jay-Z and others to form a coalition that lobbies for changes to state probation and parole laws called the Reform Alliance.Mill became a symbol for criminal justice reform activists after a judge in Pennsylvania sentenced him to two to four years in prison for minor violations of his probation conditions in a decade-old gun and drug possession case. He spent months in prison before a court ordered him released.Mill said at Thursday’s announcement that he’s trying to “give young kids a fair shot in the system.”last_img read more

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Dybala or Icardi: Atletico looking to cover themselves post-Griezmann

first_img Upd. at 17:39 SPORT.es According to reports, Atletico don’t want Griezmann’s potential departure to become a battle. If the forward confirms his desire to leave and Barça or another club pay the release clause, they will take advantage of the cash to strengthen Diego Simeone’s attack.  14/05/2019 THE Icardi CASE  Dybala is not happy at Juve following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo. He’s dropped down the pecking order. His profile is more like Griezmann’s. IN SPORT.ES CESTcenter_img Dybala o Icardi: el Atlético se cubre ante la ‘era post Griezmann’ They’re lookoing at alternatives in the case he leaves, with Argentines Paulo Dybala (Juventus) and Mauro Icardi (Inter) both options.  Paulo Dybala y Mauro Icardi durante una concentración de la selección argentina | AFP Atletico Madrid want to avoid another Antoine Griezmann soap opera, with the forward wanted by Barcelona again and his future in the air.  The case with Icardi is different. He’s an out and out striker, like Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata. Despite that, he’s an interesting option and has had a difficult season at Inter.  Whatever happens with Griezmann, it will be a busy summer for Atletico. Lucas Hernandez is off to Bayern Munich, Diego Godin’s going to Inter and Filipe Luis could also leave with his contract up. There are also rumours about Saul and Rodrigo.last_img read more

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